Concord Public Schools (K-8) and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District (9-12)

Denise Zahn
Director of HR
120 Meriam Road Concord, MA 01742
(978) 202-1117

Student Enrollment: 3,198
No. of Staff: 720
Approximate number of teachers hired annually: 50-60
Approximate No. of Paras/Aides Hired Each Year: 50-60
Accessible by Public Transportation or Commuter Rail? Yes, purple line

Denise Zahn, Director of Human Resources
Andrew K. Nyamekye, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)

Comprehensive and thoughtful Strategic Plan that guides the district’s efforts in DEIB, Teaching, and Learning. We are a METCO (The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity) district. Our participation began in 1967.  We are one of the top-performing schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the top three highest-paying districts.


3 – Elementary, PreK-5

1 – Middle School

1 – High School

Q. What is Concord-Carlisle like to work and/or live in?

A. Work toward ensuring everyone feels a sense of belonging
All stakeholders are treated fairly, respected, and valued
Equitable access to opportunities and resources to meet personal, academic, and professional needs

Q. What kind of support does Concord-Carlisle offer new teachers?

A. New hire orientation includes resources for Induction and Mentoring, Tech Tools, 

Educators of Color Mentor Affinity Group

BIPOC Gathering Affinity Group

Professional development paths focused on cultural competency, and DEIB

Q. What general attributes does Concord-Carlisle seek in new teachers?

A. Culturally competent / Culturally intelligent in recognizing and understanding the needs of diverse students and staff and ways to effectively communicate interculturally.
Qualified, coachable, adaptable, and professional
Our district values excellence, innovation, engagement, perseverance, and inclusion

Q. How does Concord-Carlisle demonstrate that it is committed to teacher diversity?

A. Our district has a Strategic Initiative to hire diverse administrators, faculty, and staff.

Q. Any tips for teachers who are interested in applying to Concord-Carlisle?

A. Do not hesitate TO APPLY. We support and encourage ALL prospective teachers to seek employment with our districts while pursuing licensure.
Due diligence, visit our school district website to familiarize yourself with our mission, values, and strategic efforts.